PID (Process IDentifier) is the number that identifies a process running on a operational system.

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After forced quit, “killall Finder” says “No matching processes…” but PID still exists?

Here's one for ya. Upon a forced quit of the Finder with unsuccessful relaunch, "killall Finder" in terminal returns: "No matching processes belonging to you were found" Oddly enough, the PID for ...
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How can I check the PID of a X-server in another virtual terminal?

I am trying to open a program in a naked X-server on a different virtual terminal. I am using ubuntu 9.10. The command I'm using is this. openvt -f -s -- `X :2 & '/path/to/program' -display :2`; ...
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Where does the command “top” get its information from in linux?

Which files does the linux command "top" read from in order to build its table of data? Specifically, I'd like to be able to find the data for the "command" column based off of a PID.